The second day of our mini-moon we spent in Venice and it was every bit as beautiful as I had imagined.
Everywhere you look there is something even more spectacular to see.
We encountered acqua alta (high water), a phenomenon which occurs in Autumn and Winter when the scirocco wind blows causing higher than normal tides. Piazza San Marco was flooded and although there were raised walkways to cross the square we decided, like hundreds of others to take our shoes off and paddle about in the water. It was such a warm sunny day after all.
We had a (very expensive) aperitivo at a cafe where the waiters were wearing bowties, white jackets and rubber waders!
It was so surreal but at the same time magical, sitting there drinking our prosecco in the middle of a giant puddle while a quartet played a waltz behind us.
Unfortunately, just after lunch the battery of our camera died so I hardly have any photos. It's probably just as well, I don't think my limited photographic skills would have done Venice justice!